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Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2020 College Football Season

By Eric Sorenson, 2 days 14 hours ago
Yes, yes, I know. It's too early to talk about college football again. I mean, if the reputation of the city of New Orleans lives up to its billing, the post-game party following LSU's national championship victory last Monday night is probably still going on. Tigers fans might let the good times roll till June after beating Clemson in the Superdome to wrap up their historic 15-0 season...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 13 hours ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2019 season complete after LSU defeated Clemson in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2020. Clemson takes the top spot in the very early top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 3 as a slight favorite over LSU (No. 4)...

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later...

College Football's 2019 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
With college football’s 2019 regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. Heisman winner Joe Burrow was an easy selection as the first-team All-America...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
College football’s 2019-20 bowl season kicks off on Friday, Dec. 20, and continues until the national championship in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 13. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 20, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Two games are scheduled for Friday, six games are slated for the first...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2019-20 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
College football’s 2019-20 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread (ATS) for every postseason contest. Two games are slated for Dec. 20 to start the bowl season, the Rose and Sugar Bowl matchups headline the action on Jan. 1, while the final contest outside of the national title takes place on Jan. 6 with the LendingTree Bowl...

Orange Bowl Prediction and Preview: Florida vs. Virginia

By Antwan Staley, 3 weeks 5 days ago
On paper, this year's Orange Bowl matchup between the Florida Gators and the Virginia Cavaliers appears to be a mismatch. But as the sports adage goes, that why they play the game.   Florida enters this game with just two losses, which came by a total of 21 points to LSU and Georgia, the two teams that played for the SEC title. After losing to Georgia on Nov. 2, the Gators finished...

Ranking the Watchability of the ACC's Bowl Games in 2019

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 3 days ago
With nine bowl tie-ins and Clemson once again in the College Football Playoff, the ACC has 10 teams participating in the postseason. No other conference has more and only the SEC has an equal number of teams in the postseason.   However, we all know that it was not a banner season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The good news for the ACC is that the bowl season gives everyone new life....

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
The end of college football’s regular season results in numerous coaching vacancies and fans are on the edge of their seat about who their program will hire... and rightfully so. A good coaching hire can revitalize a program. A bad one can cause years of damage. Everything looks easy from a distance, but here are 10 that stand out for various reasons.   10. Kansas 2011: Charlie...

5 Best Peach Bowls of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
This year's Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal between No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Oklahoma will be the biggest in the bowl's history, but that's actually saying quite a bit. In the 1990s, the game moved into the Georgia Dome, signed agreements with the SEC and ACC and became the most successful non-BCS bowl of that era.  It was no surprise that this game was...